The Malaysian Independent Bank
Unlike many other online banks, the MIB does not require a SIN to open an account and goes to great lengths to retain its clients’ privacy.
This makes the bank popular among many shadowrunners and underworld types, even though the bank has made an effort to distance itself from too much underworld involvement. The MIB now requires its more anonymous clients (passcode only) to retain minimal balances, starting at 10,000$. The more identification used (whether retinal prints, SIN or so on), the lower the minimum balance is. MIB also offers other virtual privacy services at steep fees, such as electronic lock boxes, anonymous remailing and so on.
Aside from being clients, shadowrunners may be attracted to MIB because of its connections to Wuxing, the Triads or the Pacific Prosperity Group. The MIB plays an important role in the PPG as so is a prime target for the PPG’s enemies. Likewise, the Triads that formerly held much control over the MIB are now quite eager to regain that hold, considering the MIB’s new role.